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Russian Grain Planting Ahead of Pace
Tue May 20, 2014 03:41 PM CDT

MOSCOW (Dow Jones) -- Spring grain planting in Russia for this year's harvest is ahead of last year's pace because of better weather conditions, the agriculture ministry said late Monday.

The ministry said farmers planted spring grains to May 19 on 20.5 million hectares, 64.2% of the planned total area, which is 3.3 million hectares more than on the same date last year.

Spring wheat has been planted to date on 6.7 million hectares, or 50.7% of the planned total spring wheat planted area, which is 2.2 million hectares more than a year ago. Spring barley was planted on seven ...

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